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Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Munchable Metro Herald -- April Fool's Day, 2011
As a way to encourage recycling, and to add flavor to its stories, the UK Metro Herald announced plans to issue the newspaper in edible form:
The printing process sees ingredients such as corn starch, vegetable oil, gum arabic, water and citric acid cooked into a stodgy paste and thin sheets. The paste is poured on to the sheets under silk meshes arranged in the form of headlines, pictures and articles. Printing takes a few hours overnight – several seconds to print each page and slightly longer to dry. The finished products are even given a light vanilla scent.


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